Dental Crowns Houston, TX
What are Dental Crowns?
A dental crown is a tooth shaped cover done by our dental laboratories which is positioned over an existing damaged or reduced tooth to enhance durability, strength, and create a tooth that looks exactly like your other teeth.
In-Office Dental Crowns
There are many reasons to need a dental crown. Houston residents that come for a tooth crown, normally need the procedure to preserve a natural tooth that has been damaged too much to be fixed with a regular tooth filling. A dental crown replaces the entire outside of the tooth.
- Root Canal.
- Broken Tooth.
- Fractured Tooth.
- Weak tooth.
- Tooth that has been damaged by a metal filling.
- Discolored tooth that doesn’t respond to whitening.
When a filling fails, dangerous bacteria and food particles enter under the old filling and grow without notice. This often happens with ZERO pain until the bacteria burrow its way to the center of your tooth where the nerve is located. Once the bacteria reach the nerve, a toothache usually appears.
A broken tooth is also a serious condition and you will most likely need a crown. Unlike a broken bone, a broken tooth will not heal itself.
Vertical cracks that travel the gum line may require a full-coverage crown. If the crack goes below the gum line, the tooth may require a root canal, with crown lengthening or possibly even extraction.
At Complete Dental, our doctors will only use the best materials for our patients. In most cases, our doctors will use porcelain crowns to ensure a more natural looking smile. Porcelain crowns have the ability to be somewhat transparent and are almost identical to natural teeth.